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Actuality, possibility and worlds

Author: Alexander R Pruss
Publisher: New York : Continuum, ©2011.
Series: Continuum studies in philosophy of religion.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title is an exploration of the Aristotelian account that sees possibilities as grounded in casual powers. On his way to that account, Pruss surveys a number of historical approaches and argues that logicist approaches to possibility are implausible.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander R Pruss
ISBN: 9781441145161 1441145168 9781441142047 1441142045
OCLC Number: 741178710
Description: xii, 303 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Introduction; Part II. Applications and pseudo-applications; Part III. The Lewisian ontology of extreme modal realism; Part IV. Platonic ersatz ontologies; Part V. Sketches towards a Spinozistic-Tractarian account of modality. Part VI. Aristotelian-Leibnizian ontology; Part VII. Final conclusions; Bibliography.
Series Title: Continuum studies in philosophy of religion.
Responsibility: Alexander Robert Pruss.

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